PASMAs flagship Towers for Users course, now known as PASMA Towers, is for anyone working at height with mobile access towers.

Note: This is a classroom based theory session at our training centre, followed by the practical session.  Due to current Covid restrictions, we recommend that the eLearning module is taken, followed by the practical assessment, which is socially distanced. 

Aims and objectives

The aim of this course is to learn how to safely assemble, dismantle, relocate and alter mobile access towers. Thus reducing the risk of accidents and the chance of injuring yourself or others while working.

Course details

This is a one day course, lasting a minimum of six hours. You will need to bring PPE, including suitable head protection, footwear and also gloves.

Course structure

PASMA Towers for Users includes both theory and practical elements. It is available at our training centres in Newcastle and Huntingdon or, alternatively, onsite at your premises.

The theory session is also available online through PASMA’s eLearning program. This offers the same high standard of training but in a flexible way that allows you to complete it from anywhere in your own time.

eLearning theory Practical session

The course covers:

  • Legislation, regulations and guidance.
  • The PASMA Code of Practice.
  • Product standards including EN 1004.
  • How to assemble, alter and also dismantle mobile access towers.
  • Fall protection and best practice guidance.
  • Inspection of mobile access towers.
  • Tower inspection records.
  • Hazards and how to minimise risk.

Pre-requisites

While no formal qualifications or experience are necessary to complete PASMA Towers for Users, a basic understanding of work at height and the potential risks are beneficial.

Furthermore, according to the PASMA Code of Practice:

  • The safe use of mobile access towers requires you to consult safety notices and read manufacturers instruction manuals. Therefore, you must have the literacy and language skills to be able to do this.
  • The assembly and use of mobile access towers can be physically demanding. Thus you need to be physically fit and in good health. It may not be suitable if you have problems with eyesight or hearing, heart disease, high blood pressure or epilepsy, as well as fear of heights/vertigo, giddiness/difficulty with balance, impaired limb function, alcohol or drug dependence or psychiatric illness.

Certification

Candidates receive a course booklet and PASMA Code of Practice together with a PASMA certificate and photocard for the relevant level. The certification is valid for 5 years.

Available grants

This course is eligible for CITB training grants. Find out more.

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